Lady Tigers Trounce Upper St. Clair, 57-35
With a stifling defense, North Allegheny limited Upper St. Clair to 27-percent shooting from the field and cruised to a 57-35 victory over the Panthers at the Wright Automotive Holiday Tournament on Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers also held a 46-29 edge in the rebounding department in a one-sided non-section contest.
North Allegheny opened the game on a 9-0 run and did not allow USC a field goal throughout the entire first quarter. Owning a 13-4 lead after one period, the Tigers saw the Panthers claw to within six points with a 3-pointer by Lindsay Meyer to begin the second quarter. North Allegheny answered with another 9-0 run and the rout was on. Junior Courtney Roman helped spark the Tigers offense in the first half and finished with a game-high 11 points. The NA sharpshooter poured in 3 of 7 attempts from beyond the arc and was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.
It was a well-rounded effort by the Lady Tigers with eight different players touching the scoresheet. Along with Roman, sophomore Rachel Martindale also finished in double figures with 10 points and knocked down a pair of treys. Junior Madelyn Fischer added nine points and sophomore Brynn Serbin netted seven points and hauled in 10 rebounds. For Upper St. Clair, junior Kate Groninger scored a team-high nine points.
North Allegheny remains perfect on the season with a 7-0 overall record. Upper St. Clair dips to 1-5. The Lady Tigers will take on Ambridge at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday in day two of the Wright Automotive Holiday Tournament. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Girls Basketball vs. Upper St. Clair, 12-27-16
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|Upper St. Clair||4||10||9||12||35|